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Dirk Wallen’s 2/11/13 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 2/11/13 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Monday and has a ton fo newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Work continues on Splash Mountain Splash Mountain will re-open in March Work continues on the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train Pinocchio’s Village Haus has the Lemonade with Wil Berry Foam from Be Our Guest, but in a Pinocchio stein The Adventureland Veranda is behind tarps The roof is being replaced in this often neglected section of the building Another wall up in another section of the building The stage for Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial is being worked on The show is still being performed though The interactive queue is [...]

Feb 12, 2013     No Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 2/2/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 2/2/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and has some fantastic pictures of new progress on the Big Thunder Mountain interactive queue, A Pirate’s Life: Treasures of the Seven Seas, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and more, so let’s take a look: While the Main Street Bakery is closed, guests can head to the Tomorrowland Terrace Plenty of options at Tomorrowland Terrace, including beignets! The flowers in the hub have gone to Valentine’s Day colors and the ducks love it… Valentine’s Day cupcakes available at Big Top Treats I’ve heard of panning for gold… More props and interactive elements have been installed in the queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad The “exploding” crates are no longer under [...]

Feb 4, 2013     3 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 12/17/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 12/17/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney on Monday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip, so let’s take a look: RFID turnstiles are installed and being used at the Magic Kingdom Looks permanent this time More track has been installed for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Looks like WDW Resort Hotel carpet on the roof so workers don’t slip A lift hill now installed A lot of dirt… More rockwork is about to appear Something interesting happened to all the new screen-based wait times signs Yep, that’s there… Instead of being a generic font with a black background, all of them are themed and match in color now The Pete [...]

Dec 22, 2012     6 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 12/18/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 12/18/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort on Tuesday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: IT’S ALMOST HERE! All of the Kodak picture spots will be removed soon as the sponsorship has come to an end The Cheshire Cafe sign is missing for some reason Work continues on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gaston’s Tavern now has hot cocoa The Gaston’s Tavern stein is available again at Bonjour Village Gifts 2013 merchandise can be found just about anywhere at WDW now 2013 Duffy! The Disney Afternoon pins are now available 2013 mystery pins were recently released as well Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure mystery pin set [...]

Dec 20, 2012     1 Comment
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Adam Roth’s 10/22/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 10/22/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom and the surrounding resorts on Monday and has a TON of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Work continues on RFID turnstiles at the Magic Kingdom Walls up on the other side too Holy… That’s more like it… That isn’t Osh Popham… These “black and white” plush have been out for a few months now We look at Wreck-It Ralph stuff for the 40th time Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom shirts are selling well Still gross… Wow… Magic Carpets of Aladdin closed for refurbishment A lot of guests want to see mermaids! Walls still up at the Crow’s Nest Golden Oak Outpost closed I’d rather not… This [...]

Oct 24, 2012     3 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 10/19-10/21/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 10/19-10/21/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen did some park hopping this weekend, so let’s take a look at some newsworthy photos from the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train construction Princess Fairytale Hall Work continues on the upper-level of Village Haus Work continues on the new restrooms coming to the former Skyway site Modifications are taking place at “it’s a small world” related to new guest flow for when stroller parking once again moves next door at the old Skyway site More metal guardrails are being installed on the Tomorrowland bridges Magic Carpets of Aladdin is closed for refurbishment Work continues on the Grand Floridian DVC wing EVEN THE WALLS HAVE WALLS! Moving to Epcot, work continues [...]

Oct 23, 2012     2 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 9/24/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 9/24/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Downtown Disney, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios yesterday and has a ton of newsworthy photos to share with us from this trip, so let’s take a look: Work continues on Splitsville at Downtown Disney Spotted construction workers Still looks nothing like the concept art… The Phineas and Ferb topiary from Epcot is now near the Phines and Ferb & You attraction Guests were waiting for it to open Blink has been open for a while now, don’t think we have shown it yet… John Carter Vinylmation is now at D Street Adam is probably the only person who has bought them They had better hurry up… Moving over to Epcot Some work going on at [...]

Sep 25, 2012     2 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 9/10/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 9/10/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen was on the scene at the Magic Kingdom earlier this morning and has some newsworthy photos to share from his trip: Work continues on the Grand Floridian DVC wing Lampposts installed in the new parking lot If you closely, you can see the new children’s water play area themed to Alice In Wonderland that is being installed There is a new Fall trolley show running every morning at the Magic Kingdom. We have a short video clip: Everyone likes to point out budget-cuts and declines in show, but offering seasonal new shows like this prove Disney still cares despite what you may read elsewhere Speaking of declines though… the bears are gone from the Brave meet [...]

Sep 10, 2012     4 Comments
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Tom Corless’ 8/23-8/29/12 WDW Photo Report

Tom Corless’ 8/23-8/29/12 WDW Photo Report

I visited the Walt Disney World Resort last week covering all four of the theme parks and I have plenty of newsworthy pictures to share, so let’s take a look at what’s happening around the Vacation Kingdom: The Rainforest Cafe sign inside Animal Kingdom is still missing Beastly Bazaar is closed to become a character meet and greet experience this Fall Wreck-It Ralph has taken over the display at the exit of the Magic of Disney Animation show Vannelope is voiced by Sarah Silverman That cake looks so real… The game Fix-It Felix is inspired by games such as Rampage and Donkey Kong Ralph even started as a monster just like one you would find in Rampage Niceland is the [...]

Sep 1, 2012     5 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 8/18/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 8/18/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT’s diligent reporter Adam Roth was on the scene at Walt Disney World this weekend, visiting Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. Adam took a number of newsworthy photos on his trip, so let’s take a look at what’s new and exciting: Art of disney at Epcot recently was refurbished and is now open once again, now featuring the Castle Collection merchandise Looks like they just cleaned up the place a bit They did rearrange some shelves Work continues to prepare a new entrance at the Seas with Nemo and Friends This new wave awning replaces the plain umbrellas that had been here Work continues on a new entrance, presumed to be a new queue for Turtle Talk with Crush Work [...]

Aug 21, 2012     12 Comments
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